Summerland pizza shop manager gets six months for sexual exploitation

FILE - Josh Roberts, 35, enters Penticton Courthouse Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The Summerland man was sentenced to six months for sexual exploitation on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

PENTICTON - A Summerland man who pled guilty to sexual exploitation was sentenced in Penticton Court yesterday, Sept.30.

Pizza shop manager Josh Roberts received six months in jail and two years probation for sexual exploitation.

Roberts, 35, was charged after participating in a sexual relationship with a former female employee who was 16-years-old at the time the relationship began.

Crown Prosecutor Catherine Crockett was seeking "something more" than the mandatory minimum of 90 days for the offence, while defence lawyer Tyrone Duerr sought the minimum.

Roberts must also provide a DNA sample and pay a victim surcharge of $100.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

CANNINGS: Celebrate Canada Day by learning the full history of Canada
  OPINION Editor, Parliament has risen, and it feels very good to be back in British Columbia for the summer. Ottawa is gearing up for the big Canada Day festivities for the 150th birthday of our country, but I ca

Top News